HOWTO for dual-head and ipnut device hotplugging

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Tue Nov 25 16:00:38 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:36:40PM +0100, Matija Šuklje wrote:
> you've probably seen me (ab)use this list (as well as the bugzilla and 
> #Xorg at quite a bit in the past days.
> So, to make it up, I decided to write a HOWTO on what I learnt from all your 
> help. I hope it's of any use to anyone:

thanks for writing that up. Quick skim left me with two comments:
synaptics fdi:
don't specify the range unless you really need to. synaptics reads the range
from the kernel and unless the hardware reports false ranges or you're not
happy with the edges, don't specify them.

"Now you can (and should) safely remove the mouse settings from the xorg.conf
that particular section wouldn't do anything even if you'd leave it in. It
doesn't have a device option, so it's mute.


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